interestingly, I've found that an albuterol
inhaler (or, ideally, albuterol
ampules for a nebulizer) will reduce my epiglottis swelling within minutes, allowing me to sleep for several uninterrupted hours. I think the albuterol must reduce the swelling and/or mucus. I recommend this for those poor folks who can't get a decent night's sleep. Just the smallest dose of albuterol (a single puff of an inhaler, or only a minute on the nebulizer) makes all my symptoms magically go away for ~4-6 hours.